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Old 09-17-07, 04:37 PM
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Bike Safety Kit

I'm plan on getting a saddle pack for my bike and using it as a Bike Safety/Repair Kit. What would this kit need, so far I plan on getting a co2 bike pump, a chain tool, and I really don't know what else to get!

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Old 09-17-07, 05:19 PM
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I'm plan on getting a saddle pack for my bike and using it as a Bike Safety/Repair Kit. What would this kit need, so far I plan on getting a co2 bike pump, a chain tool, and I really don't know what else to get!

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Multi-tool, cell phone, tube, patches, tire levers.
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Old 09-17-07, 05:46 PM
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Tire levers
Tubes
Patch kit
Multitool
Energy bar(s)
Ozonol
Arm warmers
Leg warmers
Mini gloves
Headband
Rainjacket - small, foldable kind

That should cover bicycle repairs, nutritional requirements, a minor crash or various frictional irritations, and a change in weather for the worse.
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Old 09-18-07, 10:25 AM
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Machka's list looks pretty good to me. The clothing items don't really seem necessary to me but they're pretty compact so it doesn't matter. I wouldn't bother with a chain tool or any other specialized tools unless you're touring. I would add a few things to the list. I always have a headlight and taillight with me. I also have a helmet cover with a brim to keep water out of my eyes when it rains. I reccommend it highly. Mine is a "Louis Garneau Western Helmet Cover" but if you find another model, I would like to know about it.
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Old 09-18-07, 10:52 AM
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A small graze-kit: antiseptic wipe, gauze, plasters.
A small piece of cloth to wipe oil from your hands or parts and to separate pointy tools from inner tube.
10-20cm of duck-tape around your pump, a zip tie, a SRAM power link.
A co2 system is good for racing, fast group rides and very cold winter days where you need to get going quickly but for solo riding you also need a normal minipump for multiple punctures.
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Old 09-18-07, 10:56 AM
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If you have a public transit system where you live, you can put a couple of tickets/tokens in that bag just in case the situation is FUBAR.
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Originally Posted by Shakedown View Post
I'm plan on getting a saddle pack for my bike and using it as a Bike Safety/Repair Kit. What would this kit need, so far I plan on getting a co2 bike pump, a chain tool, and I really don't know what else to get!

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This kit will serve you well for a night or two in Vegas, as well.

1 .45 automatic.
2 boxes of amm***tion.
4 days' concentrated emergency rations.
1 drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills.
1 miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible.
100 dollars in rubles.
100 dollars in gold.
9 packs of chewing gum.
1 issue of prophylactics.
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Old 09-18-07, 04:44 PM
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In the rack bag...Bike multi tool, mini pump, spare tube, patch kit, key chain tire pressure gauge, medium crescent wrench, pepper spray, tire levers, a small knife, cell phone, a little cash, some duct tape, a u-lock (under the bag) and a hunk of chain with a key lock.

Other gear on the bike...a headlight (that can double as a flash light), tail light and a mirror.

So far, I have not been without anything I needed on either long rides or my commute.

The other day I did pass a guy on the MUP who was having problems. I stopped to help him figuring I would have anything needed to get it fixed up. His retaining nut on his bottom bracket had come loose and the nut on his crank had backed out. I wasn't able to tighten up everything fully (would have probably needed a regular flat blade screwdriver, socket and wrench) but I was at least able to get everything semi-tight and showed him what had loosened up and how to fix it so he could get back home and do the job.
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Old 09-18-07, 07:31 PM
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What's Ozonol?
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What's Ozonol?
It is an anti-bacterial ointment with a painkiller in it. I believe Polysporin has a similar product.
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$20 in cash is a good idea, too. Separate from the wallet, of course.
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